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What Is the Gospel?

That was the question I asked the nine- and ten-year-old Sunday school class I was teaching. I wondered if they knew the answer. When I was ten, I thought I knew. After all, I was a pastor’s daughter and went to a Christian school. But I didn’t. I had learned a gospel, but not the true gospel. What Was My Gospel? It started out right: You are a sinner whose only hope is to trust in Jesus, ask him...

5 Places You May Have Missed Seeing Jesus in Exodus

In no other book of the Bible is God’s pattern for redemption laid out more clearly than in Exodus. We have the Israelites, who continuously spurn God’s love even though he chose them to be his children. And we have God, who despite the Israelites’ grumbling, complaining, disobedience and false worship, is faithful in his steadfast loving-kindness. But the journey of the Israelites out of slavery...

Parenting According to the Needs of Your Family

At a meeting with my editor, I was holding a mug of coffee (essential to daily life) that read, “I childproofed the house, but they keep getting in.” We laughed about that—she has four chil­dren and I have six—but our laughter was rueful. Because the truth is we do want to childproof our homes. Not to keep our children out, but to make sure once and for all they remain safe. What Parents Want...

Six Ways to Help Your Child Appreciate God’s Design for Ethnic Diversity

I wrote this little book because I am convinced from Scripture that ethnic diversity is not something that should be begrudgingly tolerated, but rather enthusiastically celebrated! Passages like Revelation 5:9–10 speak very loudly to God’s ultimate purpose in the gospel: a redeemed, ethnically diverse people worshipping God together for all eternity.  Like the facets of a jewel, the glory of...

Three Stress-Inducing Problems with Technology

When I was an elementary school kid, I worried. In fact, I worried so much I can distinctly remember my mom telling me on multiple occasions, “You’re going to get an ulcer by the time you’re fifteen!” Well, thankfully that never happened, but as I grew up, I continued to be a fairly anxious kid. In fact, it wasn’t until I became a Christian at the age of nineteen and started reading passages like...

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